Mahabharata [sanskrit]

699,462 words | ISBN-10: 812150094X | ISBN-13: 9788121500944

The Sanskrit edition of the Mahabharata, one of the largest epic poems ever written, consisting of 100,000 metrical verses. Consisting of 18 books, the Mahabharata details the history and legends concerning ancient India (Bharata), including a major battle campaign involving the Kauravas and the Pandavas, also known as the Kurukshetra War. This portion also contains the Bhagavad-Gita. Alternative titles: Mahābhārata (महाभारत).

bhīṣma uvāca |
yogakṣemo hi rāṣṭrasya rājanyāyatta ucyate |
yogakṣemaśca rājño'pi samāyattaḥ purohite || 1 ||
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yatādṛṣṭaṃ bhayaṃ brahma prajānāṃ śamayatyuta |
dṛṣṭaṃ ca rājā bāhubhyāṃ tadrāṣṭraṃ sukhamedhate || 2 ||
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atrāpyudāharantīmamitihāsaṃ purātanam |
mucukundasya saṃvādaṃ rājño vaiśravaṇasya ca || 3 ||
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mucukundo vijityemāṃ pṛthivīṃ pṛthivīpatiḥ |
jijñāsamānaḥ svabalamabhyayādalakādhipam || 4 ||
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tato vaiśravaṇo rājā rakṣāṃsi samavāsṛjat |
te balānyavamṛdnantaḥ prācaraṃstasya nairṛtāḥ || 5 ||
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sa hanyamāne sainye sve mucukundo narādhipaḥ |
garhayāmāsa vidvāṃsaṃ purohitamariṃdamaḥ || 6 ||
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tata ugraṃ tapastaptvā vasiṣṭho brahmavittamaḥ |
rakṣāṃsyapāvadhīttatra panthānaṃ cāpyavindata || 7 ||
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tato vaiśravaṇo rājā mucukundamadarśayat |
vadhyamāneṣu sainyeṣu vacanaṃ cedamabravīt || 8 ||
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tvatto hi balinaḥ pūrve rājānaḥ sapurohitāḥ |
na caivaṃ samavartaṃste yathā tvamiha vartase || 9 ||
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te khalvapi kṛtāstrāśca balavantaśca bhūmipāḥ |
āgamya paryupāsante māmīśaṃ sukhaduḥkhayoḥ || 10 ||
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yadyasti bāhuvīryaṃ te taddarśayitumarhasi |
kiṃ brāhmaṇabalena tvamatimātraṃ pravartase || 11 ||
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mucukundastataḥ kruddhaḥ pratyuvāca dhaneśvaram |
nyāyapūrvamasaṃrabdhamasaṃbhrāntamidaṃ vacaḥ || 12 ||
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brahmakṣatramidaṃ sṛṣṭamekayoni svayaṃbhuvā |
pṛthagbalavidhānaṃ ca tallokaṃ parirakṣati || 13 ||
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tapomantrabalaṃ nityaṃ brāhmaṇeṣu pratiṣṭhitam |
astrabāhubalaṃ nityaṃ kṣatriyeṣu pratiṣṭhitam || 14 ||
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tābhyāṃ saṃbhūya kartavyaṃ prajānāṃ paripālanam |
tathā ca māṃ pravartantaṃ garhayasyalakādhipa || 15 ||
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tato'bravīdvaiśravaṇo rājānaṃ sapurohitam |
nāhaṃ rājyamanirdiṣṭaṃ kasmaicidvidadhāmyuta || 16 ||
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nācchinde cāpi nirdiṣṭamiti jānīhi pārthiva |
praśādhi pṛthivīṃ vīra maddattāmakhilāmimām || 17 ||
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mucukunda uvāca |
nāhaṃ rājyaṃ bhavaddattaṃ bhoktumicchāmi pārthiva |
bāhuvīryārjitaṃ rājyamaśnīyāmiti kāmaye || 18 ||
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bhīṣma uvāca |
tato vaiśravaṇo rājā vismayaṃ paramaṃ yayau |
kṣatradharme sthitaṃ dṛṣṭvā mucukundamasaṃbhramam || 19 ||
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tato rājā mucukundaḥ so'nvaśāsadvasuṃdharām |
bāhuvīryārjitāṃ samyakkṣatradharmamanuvrataḥ || 20 ||
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evaṃ yo brahmavidrājā brahmapūrvaṃ pravartate |
jayatyavijitāmurvīṃ yaśaśca mahadaśnute || 21 ||
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nityodako brāhmaṇaḥ syānnityaśastraśca kṣatriyaḥ |
tayorhi sarvamāyattaṃ yatkiṃcijjagatīgatam || 22 ||
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Other print editions:

Also see the following print editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Mahabharata Chapter 75

Cover of edition (2013)

The complete Mahabharata (12 Volumes)
by Kisari Mohan Ganguly (2013)

4900 pages; [Publisher: Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.] ISBN: ‎ 812150094X or 9788121500944;

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Cover of edition (2003)

The Mahabharata in Kannada (Set of 32 Volumes)
by Bharatha Darshana Bangalore (2003)

ಶ್ರೇಮಹಭಾರತ [ಮಹಾಭಾರತ]; 13907 pages;

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Cover of edition (2008)

The Complete Mahabharata (9 volumes)
by M. N. Dutt (2008)

6415 pages; Sanskrit Text with English Translation; [Edited By: Dr. Ishwar Chandra Sharma & Dr. O.N. Bimali] [Publisher: Parimal Publication Pvt. Ltd.]

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Cover of edition (2017)

Mahabharata (Hindi Translation, Six Volumes)
by Sahityacharya Pandit Ramnarayandutt Shastri Pandey "Ram" (2017)

7350 pages; [महाभारत] [Publisher: Gita Press, Gorakhpur] 44 Color and Black/white illustrations.

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Cover of Bengali edition

The Mahabharata in Bengali (Two Volumes)
by Akshay Library, Kolkata (2019)

3049 pages; [মহাভারত] [মহার্ষী বদভ্যাস (Maharishi Vedvyas)]

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Cover of Gujarati edition

Mahabharat in Gujarati (20 Volumes)
by Dinkar Joshi (દિનકર જોશી) (2010)

14252 pages; [મહાભારત] [Publisher: Pravin Prakashan Pvt. Ltd, Rajkot]

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Cover of edition (2018)

Shri Mahabharatam in Malayalam (2 volumes)
by Swami Mridananda (2018)

1681 pages; [Publisher: Ramakrishna Math, Thrissur]

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Cover of edition (2018)

Mahabharata in Telugu (7 Volumes)
by Gita Press, Gorakhpur (2018)

7248pages

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